Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Romulus, mythical king of Rome, and its supposed founder, was, according to the legend, suckled with his brother Remus by a she-wolf and reared by a shepherd. They were said to be sons of Mars, and Romulus was taken up to heaven at his death and became the god Quirinus; 753 B.C. is given as the date of Rome's foundation.